Program Summary

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program offers a curriculum based on theoretical foundations and practical applications. The program is designed to provide advanced study in mechanical engineering for students with a substantial background in the discipline. Four-quarter students, registered for four courses per quarter, can complete the program in sixteen months. The program also accommodates eight-quarters students. New students can enter the program in Fall, Winter or Spring quarter. 

The MSME program was developed by the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Industry Advisory Board. The program is a blend of a purely technical degree and a management-focused degree. The program is designed to be attractive to professionals who are looking to move into technical management positions and need advanced training to achieve their career goals, as well as to the new graduates with bachelor’s degrees. The MSME program is designed to accommodate full-time students as well as working professionals, offering evening-only class options to accommodate full-time workers. Please see below for sample schedules for full-time and evening-only programs. 

Four-Quarter Program of Study (full-time sample schedule):

Fall - Year 1:

MEGR 5080 – Digital Controls and Applications (3)
MEGR 5110  Engineering Decision-Making (3)
MEGR 5120 – Advanced Engineering Methods (3)
Albers 1      – Elective graduate course from Albers Business School (3)

Winter - Year 1:

MEGR 5040 – Advanced Engineering Materials (3)
MEGR 5055 – Advanced Computational Methods (3)
MEGR 5070 – Advanced Dynamics (3)
Albers 2      – Elective graduate course from Albers Business School (3)

Spring - Year 1:

MEGR 5020  Energy Systems (3)
MEGR 5030 – Applied Fluid Dynamics (3)
MEGR 5990  Graduate Projects I (3)  
Albers 3      – Elective graduate course from Albers Business School (3)

Fall - Year 2:

MEGR 5991  Graduate Projects II (3)  
Albers 4      – Elective graduate course from Albers Business School (3)
Albers 5      – Elective graduate course from Albers Business School (3)

 

Eight-Quarters Program of Study (evening-only sample schedule):

Fall – Year 1:

MEGR 5110 – Engineering Decision-Making (3)
Albers 1      – Elective graduate course from Albers Business School (3)

Winter – Year 1:

MEGR 5040 – Advanced Engineering Materials (3)
Albers 2      – Elective graduate course from Albers Business School (3)

Spring – Year 1:

MEGR 5020 – Energy Systems (3)  
Albers 3      – Elective graduate course from Albers Business School (3)

Fall – Year 2:

MEGR 5080 – Digital Controls and Applications (3)
Albers 4      – Elective graduate course from Albers Business School (3)

Winter – Year 2:

MEGR 5055 – Advanced Computational Methods (3)
MEGR 5070 – Advanced Dynamics (3)

Spring – Year 2:

MEGR 5030 – Applied Fluid Dynamics (3)
Albers 5      – Elective graduate course from Albers Business School (3)

Fall – Year 3:

MEGR 5120 – Advanced Engineering Methods (3)
MEGR 5990  Graduate Projects I (3)  

Winter – Year 3:

MEGR 5991  Graduate Projects II (3) 

Research or teaching assistantship positions are not available.